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11-11-2003, 08:50 PM
Does anyone have coments about a Dragonfly heli
Would it be good for a trainer
Who makes the Dragonfly
11-12-2003, 03:19 AM
There was a guy at strathmore this year letting people fly his. It was kind of neat. Pretty expensive price tag though. Im not 100% certain but i think he said it was close to 900.00
11-12-2003, 05:15 AM
The Draganfly is the GWS equivalent to the Century Hummingbird.
www.zebrahobby.ca has them as would other places that sell GWS stuff.
Micro helis are not the easiest to learn on, but it is possible. If you are new to helis, get a simulator FIRST. :)
11-12-2003, 06:12 PM
Didnt realize there was another model with the same name.
11-12-2003, 07:34 PM
Confusing, isn't it? :shock:
I misspelled the GWS heli - Dragonfly, not Draganfly. The other is the Draganflyer...
12-21-2003, 10:51 PM
I have a dragonfly and a piccolo pro. I found the electronics that came with the Dragonfly where not very good. other than that it's not bad once I exchanged the all in one board for seperates.
12-22-2003, 08:24 AM
I am buying a GWS Dragonfly later today for indoor flying This version in our local Ottawa hobby shop is the one that comes with every thing, Tx and all. Some assembly, charge and fly. Price is less than half of what I saw mentioned in a previous post on this thread.
Zebra Hobbies is in Calgary. Check their web site as mentioned by a previous poster or telephone them. One of our club members deals with them on a regular basis.
It is not a trainer but others here are learning to fly them.
01-01-2004, 11:28 AM
Just got the dragonfly for my son paid 320 cn. on ebay
tryed it out this mornig, not easy but thats me. did you get yours if so how does it work
Am waiting for the shuttle zxx to get here bought it on ebay also hope the guy sends it. Is the shuttle a good heli had one 10 or so years ago didn't have much luck but never had a giro. it has a T6XHS radio and only 6 tanks of gas through it and a giro. What should I have paid for this.
Happy new year
01-01-2004, 11:33 AM
I pretty much taught myself how to fly helis with my century hummingbird, which looks very similar to the dragonfly. Im still learning, but I can take off, hover it decently and land it relatively where I want to.
01-01-2004, 01:45 PM
From the picture showing all the bits and pieces it looks like you got a very good deal. I flew mine for the first time on Sat at our indoor site. Flew fine. Did a test flight for a visitor who also got his from Hong Kong. I got it flying but found the Tx sticks too stiff for me. I also did a test flight for a visitor 2 weeks ago and it also flew fine. Another member got one on ebay for a good deal. He now after a few wods has it hovering hands off. Sure and behold after buying the current 2003 model the new 2004 Dragonfly will soon be available. I am checking for pricing.
Regarding the Shuttle I can't offer any advice or help. For the last many years I have been into 60s and gassers. I am now into turbines.
On the Dragonfly I moved the on board battery as far forward as I could.
01-02-2004, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the input guys. The dinning room isnt big enough to fly in but we are getting the feel of the controls. My son did have a hover going for a bit but i think the turbulance in the room is afecting the performance. We need to find a bigger area.Is there any one in the calgary lethbridge area that could help us get set up. there was a previos reply where someone was in strathmore letting people fly his, who was this guy. It would be alot easier if we new it was set up right.
01-02-2004, 02:41 PM
Im not sure where Champion is, but Im in Medicine Hat, probably too far. About 1.5 hours from Lethbridge.
01-02-2004, 10:46 PM
Champion is between lethbridge and calgary I do get to the hat a bit but not often. I was hoping to find someone around calgary as i get there quite a bit. But maybe i will pop over some day
01-03-2004, 12:25 AM
If you ever do, let me know and we will go flying! :lol:
01-04-2004, 01:40 PM
You medicine hat guys rock!!. I was out there last year (i think it was last year) and have you say your club is one of the more friendly clubs ive had the pleasure of visiting. There was a younger fella out there learning on a raptor i cant recall his name right now. I had to do a bit of setup and he lent me his pitchgauge and didnt know me from adam. Great bunch of people!!
01-04-2004, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the compliments. :D I too have noticed that the most friendly people I have met have been those involved in R/C.
Was the guy's name Dillon? He is one of the 2 heli pilots we have in The Hat, and I think he smacked up his raptor, and a 60 sized heli last year :? ... I havnt seen him around in a while.
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